Thursday, June 17, 2010

MTV's World Cup Of Rock: England Vs. South Korea

It's MTV's World Cup of Rock! The World Cup is the greatest sporting event on the planet, a super-sized stage where legends are born with every strike of the ball, where infamy is just a moment away and where the dreams of millions live or die by the minute. That's why, in the spirit of the 2010 MTV Musical March Madness competition, we've created "The World Cup (Of Rock)," a FIFA-style tournament that takes 16 of the biggest nations — rock-wise (sorry Algeria) — and pits them against one another to determine just which is the most rockingly awesome. Heavyweights like the U.S.A., England, France and Germany are all here, but so are a handful of surprisingly strong sleeper countries. As the Cup progresses, we'll be unveiling the match-ups, and it's up to you to vote your favorites through. In the end, only one nation will be left standing: the world champion of rock.

Switzerland just delivered the first massive upset of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, defeating Spain in a 1-0 contest that was hard-hitting and tremendously exciting. It also puts the Spanish team — considered one of the odds-on favorites to win the whole tournament — on the ropes, as they'll probably have to sweep their next two matches against a very good Chile team and a Honduras squad looking to play spoiler.

Meanwhile, in the MTV World Cup of Rock, the battles rage on. In the second game in Group B, the stout English squad (which is currently besting South Africa in a poll that is still open) takes on South Korea. While the English have several giant bands in their pocket, the South Korean team has one superstar who rises above all the others. It's hard for any one player to change the course of a soccer game, but in MTV's World Cup of Rock, sometimes one superstar is enough. With that in mind, can all the power and finesse of the English squad defeat the international phenomenon that is Rain?

Cast your vote here.


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